Library Guide – Halifax Public Library Resources
In addition to resources from the JL Ilsley High School Library website, Halifax Public Libraries offer access to a variety of digital resources.
Digital Library Card FREE!!!
Click above to learn how to get your free library card.
Search for e-books and audiobooks that can be downloaded with your free Digital Library Card.
Libby is an app that is used to manage e-books and audiobooks.
- Search for books available for loan
- Borrow and place holds on e-books and audiobooks.
- Read e-books or listen to audiobooks.
App is free and connects to your free Digital Library Card
Students will need a Halifax Public Library Card to access some of these databases.
- Canadian Encyclopedia
- Free access
- Canadian content
- Curriculum resources
- World Book
- French and English content
- Articles, images and videos
- Current events, biographies, etc
- Log-in with your free Digital Library Card and click on Student from the main search screen.
- Gale General Reference Centre
- Current events and news
- Health and Wellness Resource Centre
Provides access to resources intended for a teen audience.
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Library Guide – Reading Lists
Welcome to our Reading Corner!
Looking for another great read? Check out these book lists!
African Heritage Month Resources - Halifax Public Libraries
|2020 Best Fiction for Young Adults|
Time Magazine's 100 Best Young Adult Books
Scotiabank Giller Prize List
New York Times Bestsellers List
Check out these great reads!
Northwest ResistanceKatherena Vermette
Call Number: GN HIST FIC VER
Book review courtesy of Goodreads.com
The third graphic novel in the A Girl Called Echo series, Northwest Resistance follows Echo Desjardins and her travels through time. Going back to 1884, Echo finds herself in the thick of a new Métis resistance led by leader Louis Riel, who has returned from exile to resist encroaching forces from the East and to ensure his people’s rights are honoured. For Echo, the experience is empowering, focusing her own identity and giving her the strength to confront the challenges in her life.
Our lives matter: the Ballou story project
Call Number: 305.235 OUR
Book review courtesy of Goodreads.com
Through the course of a historic year of civil unrest and the emergence of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement, thirty teen writers from Frank W. Ballou High School in Washington, DC came together to take part in this national conversation about race, inequality, violence, and justice. Through their powerful, personal stories these writers intend to Change the Narrative about youth of color. We are not thugs, they say. We are not victims. We are big sisters and sports stars, academic strivers and everyday heroes. We speak out for justice. We dream big dreams. These writers want more for themselves, more for their community, more for their generation. And they are challenging their readers to listen, and to recognize in each story a common humanity worthy of dignity, support, and respect. This riot of voices must be heard.
Library Guide - Accessing Your Library Account
Students can access their library account from the library website to place holds or renew books.
Email Mrs. Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or require assistance.
- Click on Login. The Login button is the last tab on the blue main menu.
- Enter your provincial school ID number from your school ID in the username field.
- Your first name is the password (lower case letters).